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penno
11-10-2007, 07:51 PM
Hey guys

Anyone got experience with these sw-motech crashbars (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3750/584)? I've been learning to wheelie (hey I've seen a google vid (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6656191590638402466), what else do I need to know), and I'm thinking I might end up dropping this thing. Also, they say there's two kinds of bike riders, those who've dropped their bikes, and those who are going to. ;-) Dunno if that's true or not, but I think I'm gonna be in the latter category. For now! hahaha

ANyways, would like some protection, and these things look like part of the bike. I like them more than these GSGs (http://gsg-moto.de/84-97sturzpads/sp-suzuki/sp-suzuki.htm) (scroll down for the bandit 1250 pic). But i guess the first priority is what works best. Any opinions?

Penno

GregH
11-11-2007, 10:31 AM
I'm waiting for Dale Walker's Nerf Bars which should be available within a couple of weeks. They're designed to protect the engine case but not the farkles. (www.holeshot.com)

Beyond protecting the bike: are you wearing gear to protect yourself? Fixing your elbow or pelvis will be much more expensive than fixing the Bandit. Gear up and ride safe.

GregH
11-11-2007, 10:33 AM
These guys had a booth at the motorcycle show. They seemed like the real thing. http://www.ononewheel.com/

penno
11-11-2007, 03:59 PM
I'm waiting for Dale Walker's Nerf Bars which should be available within a couple of weeks. They're designed to protect the engine case but not the farkles. (www.holeshot.com)

Beyond protecting the bike: are you wearing gear to protect yourself? Fixing your elbow or pelvis will be much more expensive than fixing the Bandit. Gear up and ride safe.
Hey Greg

Yeah I forgot about the nerf bars... The ones for the 1200 (http://www.holeshot.com/bandit/bndt_nerfbars.shtml) look good. And being one of Dale's products - I bet they just *work*. I'll keep them in mind.

Ah, yup. I am prepared. Also, my wheelie exploits end at under 40km/h (~25mph). I've no interest in high-speed wheelies. I dare say once I drop it, I'll have no interest in wheelies. ;-) But maybe not. Hey ya don't know if ya don't try. :mrgreen:

GregH
11-11-2007, 04:58 PM
I figured that by next summer I'd have enough Bandit miles under my belt to start working on wheelies, myself. Keep us posted on your progress.

A1A
11-11-2007, 08:35 PM
Hey guys

Anyone got experience with these sw-motech crashbars (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3750/584)? I've been learning to wheelie (hey I've seen a google vid (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6656191590638402466), what else do I need to know), and I'm thinking I might end up dropping this thing. Also, they say there's two kinds of bike riders, those who've dropped their bikes, and those who are going to. ;-) Dunno if that's true or not, but I think I'm gonna be in the latter category. For now! hahaha

ANyways, would like some protection, and these things look like part of the bike. I like them more than these GSGs (http://gsg-moto.de/84-97sturzpads/sp-suzuki/sp-suzuki.htm) (scroll down for the bandit 1250 pic). But i guess the first priority is what works best. Any opinions?

Penno

I know the SW-Motech ones are powder coated carbon steel and they look pretty good. But wouldn't mind paying a little more for powder coated stainless steel. If they ever made them out of stainless steel.

The GSG's don't look to bad either. Except I'm wondering if they would have to be disassembled. Every time to remove/replace the oil filter during oil sevices?

PhilS
11-18-2007, 06:04 PM
So, has anyone bought sliders or crash bars for the Bandit1250? If so, cacn we get some pics?? I am looking for some winter money to spend....like on these and the Cox cover.

Phil

GregH
11-23-2007, 05:30 PM
As soon as Dale gets the Nerf Bars shipping I'll shoot a pic. I plan to be the first in line...:clap:

A1A
11-28-2007, 07:18 AM
GregH,

Heard anymore from Dale at HoleShot about the availability of the Nerf Bars?

:rider:

RedPill
11-28-2007, 07:37 AM
I don't know about the bars, but the way to learn to wheelie is on a dirt bike on dirt. Hurts you less, hurts the bike less.

GregH
11-28-2007, 08:39 AM
Heard anymore from Dale at HoleShot about the availability of the Nerf Bars?

Dale has the parts cut and found a supplier for the long bolt he needed. However, the bolts have to be anodized (or something) and the parts need to be welded. He told me the Nerf Bars are the next project to come out of the shop.
Two weeks ago he told me it would be "a couple of weeks." I'm hoping for news soon.

A1A
11-28-2007, 08:52 AM
Dale has the parts cut and found a supplier for the long bolt he needed. However, the bolts have to be anodized (or something) and the parts need to be welded. He told me the Nerf Bars are the next project to come out of the shop.
Two weeks ago he told me it would be "a couple of weeks." I'm hoping for news soon.

Thank you GregH,:thumb:

I'm just holding off until I see what Dale designs for the Bandit 1250.

:rider:

GregH
11-28-2007, 09:19 PM
Dale Walker told me the Nerf Bars should be shipping Jan-08. He won't have them ready until he reopens the shop after Christmas. They should be good when they get here, though. :rider:

A1A
11-28-2007, 11:08 PM
Thanks GregH,
I'm real antsi to see what the Nerf bars are going to look like and how they will fit the 1250.

:rider:

theopj
12-01-2007, 05:21 AM
The pictures of the prototypes are on the website.

http://www.holeshot.com/Bandit_1250/b1250nerf.html

To me they don't thick enough to withstand an impact without bending...time will tell I guess.

Maintainer
12-01-2007, 07:24 AM
Usually engine protection (crash bars) or sliders will only reduce or limit damage but not eliminate it completely. To even lesser extents of protection at speed. Thought you should know.;-)

GregH
12-01-2007, 09:33 AM
They've been tested in the real world. Here (http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums/index.php/topic,27795.0.html) is a link to a thread where Nerf Bars "in use" are discussed.

(Note to Moderator: Please excuse the cross-post.)

A1A
12-01-2007, 07:52 PM
They've been tested in the real world. Here (http://www.maximum-suzuki.com/forums/index.php/topic,27795.0.html) is a link to a thread where Nerf Bars "in use" are discussed.

(Note to Moderator: Please excuse the cross-post.)

GregH.

Do you know if Dale has a ballpark price yet, for the HoleShot Nerf Bars?

:rider:

GregH
12-02-2007, 10:06 AM
Richard,
Dale hasn't given me a number but I imagine it will be close to the $159 he charges for the B1200 Nerf Bars.

Ed G.
12-22-2007, 11:46 AM
I mounted the sw-motech bars.. Very good quality. the mounting holes are true. The shifting mechanism has to be propped up slightly, I used a bottle jack, and there is one through bolt that could use a second pair of hands on the other side of the bike to torque down.

I added highway bars. Since the bars are slightly oversized at 1.09" I used cheapos that clamp on the bars with flat stock so they could be bent to accommodate the odd size. See a pic at:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=19hrz5eh.60b4in0d&x=0&y=bbkit9

Ed G.

Moderation in all things, including moderation
Oscar Wilde

DaveC
12-22-2007, 12:10 PM
ya dang hooligans!
Your gonna give motorcyclist a bad image!:rofl:

Mike in Clear Lake
12-22-2007, 01:20 PM
TwistedTrottle is pretty good. I ordered a set of engine bars for my baby Nighthawk and delivery was prompt and complete :thumb:

GregH
12-22-2007, 04:15 PM
Do you know if Dale has a ballpark price yet, for the HoleShot Nerf Bars?
He wrote on another board that he's figuring in the $180 neighborhood.

A1A
01-01-2008, 10:08 AM
Happy New Year To All!

I was wondering if anybody has the SW-Motech crashbars on there Bandit 1250?
I really like the looks and the way these crashbars blend into the engine and frame on the bike.
Here are the crashbars http://www.twistedthrottle.com

Item SBL.05.383.100
I'd sure like to see a couple of pictures of how the right side mount up and look on the Bandit 1250.

:rider:

leekellerking
01-01-2008, 10:15 AM
TwistedTrottle is pretty good. I ordered a set of engine bars for my baby Nighthawk and delivery was prompt and complete :thumb:


And for what its worth, they sponsor the VStrom forums site (www.stromtrooper.com).


Lee

PhilS
02-08-2008, 09:46 AM
He wrote on another board that he's figuring in the $180 neighborhood.

Hey Greg - any update here? You have a set on your bike yet? Huh? Huh? Huh?

dotpac
02-08-2008, 10:37 AM
Does anyone know if highway pegs can be mounted to the Nerf bars? Has anyone tried it yet, or is it best to go with the SW Motech if you want to use highway pegs? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Trailduster
02-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Your gonna blow your fork seals! and then you might put your eye out, BE CAREFUL.

GregH
02-13-2008, 08:14 PM
Phil, I haven't pulled the trigger yet. Had to wait for end of year bonus to come in on the 15th. I'm probably going to pick up a 17-tooth sprocket as well.

GregH
02-13-2008, 08:16 PM
Is it just me or do y'all have to allot an equal amount to your wife when you buy something for the bike?

I.e., I buy the Holeshot Nerf Bars and the 17-tooth sprocket for roughly $220 - but it really costs me $440 because my wife demands parity...but she's not buying anything for the motorcycle with her money!:eek2:

PhilS
02-13-2008, 08:22 PM
Is it just me or do y'all have to allot an equal amount to your wife when you buy something for the bike?

I.e., I buy the Holeshot Nerf Bars and the 17-tooth sprocket for roughly $220 - but it really costs me $440 because my wife demands parity...but she's not buying anything for the motorcycle with her money!:eek2:

Uhhhhhhh, yep.

Actually, I am not certain my wife realizes how much money I have and am spending on the bike. Probably a big mistake.:doh:

Trailduster
02-13-2008, 09:22 PM
It can be done with hard labor, Just paid off my trunk and today im expanding our backyard fence while on vacation, Shes working, must show daily progress.

Roy
02-14-2008, 06:14 AM
Separate checking accounts :mrgreen: spend all you want. :rider:

GregH
02-14-2008, 07:59 AM
Separate checking accounts :mrgreen: spend all you want.

That would probably end up costing me even more!